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Join Our 2023 Professional Book Study Keynotes!

For a second year, Region 16 Comprehensive Center is bringing together educators, administrators, families, and community leaders from across the region to build cross-state communities of action that grow regional capacity to innovate in education and activate systems change. We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing …

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Join Our 2023 Professional Book Study Series!

This year, we’re bringing leaders from across Alaska, Oregon, and Washington together to build cross-state communities of action that grow regional capacity to activate systems change in education.  We’ll learn together and from one another, grow networks, and deepen our understanding of systemic issues that create barriers to student success. Ready to join us? Our Regional Professional Book Study Series is …

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Request for Proposals: Oregon Summer Learning Initiative

Oregon Proposals due August 4, 2022 R16CC is seeking an individual, team, or organization to partner with R16CC in support of the Oregon Department of Education’s Summer Learning Initiative. The awardee will collect data, tools, and resources; interview or lead focus groups of students, teachers, parents, and community-based organizations; collect and write impact stories; and create a final report in written …

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Join Us at a Just Schools Q&A This May

Join Region 16 Comprehensive Center and author Dr. Ann Ishimaru on May 3 for a Just Schools Q&A. At this event, we’ll share questions and discuss strategies and practices for fostering equitable collaboration and building collective capacity to better serve students. In Just Schools, Dr. Ann M. Ishimaru explores how schools can build more equitable forms of collaboration with families and communities. …

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Job Opening: Equity and Systemic Change Specialist

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is seeking an equity and systemic change specialist to join our growing team! The specialist will support teams in Oregon and across the region with a focus on impacting student success at the systems level. Read the full description and apply at bit.ly/R16Equity. Expected Responsibilities Include: Facilitate and coordinate activities associated with the planning, development, delivery …

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Our Future: Rooted in Culture, Family, and History

Our children are our future, and their future is rooted in our present and past: our cultures, families, communities, and histories. The resources on this page center on supporting Indigenous students and families navigating intergenerational trauma and suicidal ideation. Abstract: McQuaid et al. found that intergenerational exposure to traumatic historical experiences such as residential schools contributed to increased risk of suicidal …

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Region 16 Comprehensive Center Book Study: We Got This

“Sharing space with other educators is so important. A lot of times teachers like to have space to share ideas, share the struggles, share some possible solutions, and brainstorm together. I think that there’s just some kind of fellowship or community aspect of it that I think is valuable for educators.” A space for finding solutions and fellowship. This is …

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Native Education Certificate Program Ready for Next Wave of Educators

In August 2020, a group of 25 educational professionals including ESD administrators, classroom teachers, and district specialists, began participation in the two-year University of Washington Native Education Certificate Program (UW NECP) as a part of Washington’s R16CC State Service Plan. This subset of learners is committed to expanding the capacity and understanding of our state’s ESDs and school districts through …

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Centering Communities for Sustainable Change

Even as the year winds down, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Program keeps moving ahead at full speed. The focus remains on the topics that have been discussed at previous gatherings. This time, there was a greater emphasis on whole group discussion than there has typically been. Centering on the entire group changes the dynamic. Using the topics …

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Gathering with a Purpose

When extraordinary people come together, unprecedented changes are bound to happen. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) Advisory Board aims to be such a group. R16CC’s Advisory Board Program members first gathered in September to discuss topics in education that our region could come together around in order to transform educational outcomes for students in our region. They gathered again …